AKA: 2717 Hearst Avenue House, Berkeley, CA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - housing - student housing

Designers: Reid, John W., Jr., Architect (firm); John W. Reid Jr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1914-1915

3 stories

2717 Hearst Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709

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The architect, John W. Reid, Jr., (1879-1968) was well-known for his designs for civic buildings in San Francisco, CA, particularly schools. He designed this chapter house for his old fraternity (re-established at UCB in 1886), which had its first house at 2401 Durant Avenue in Berkeley. The Phi Delta Theta House was featured in several architectural periodicals of its time. Its plumbing was featured in an advertisement for the Haines, Jones and Cadbury Company in the 10/1919 issue of the Architect and Engineer (p. 129).

This three-story design was a mixture of Mediterranean Revival (compound hipped roof with Spanish tile, eaves bracketing, stucco exterior, and arched windows) and the Beaux-Arts Style, (paired porch columns).

The Phi Delta Theta chapter house was designated a City of Berkeley Landmark on 24 May 1982. It is #83001172 on the National Register of Historic Places (added on 11 January 1983).

Berkeley Historical Landmark (1982-05-24): ID n/a

National Register of Historic Places (January 11, 1983): 83001172 NRHP Images (pdf) NHRP Registration Form (pdf)

PCAD id: 13614